Maximize Interactions with Students
One of the great benefits in the field of aging services is that we have a wide variety of career opportunities – nursing, marketing, culinary, finance, administration, social work, therapy, human resources, and many others. Students often don’t realize there are careers beyond nursing or caregiving in aging services.
Make sure to maximize your interactions with students! When you have an opportunity to welcome students into your organization (for internships, job shadows, community events, clinicals, volunteer hours, etc.), take the opportunity to make sure they know how many options are in this profession. No matter what the student’s passion is, we likely have a role for them!
The Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids created an excellent resource that organizations can adapt to communicate career opportunities with students. They created a career wheel specific to opportunities in aging services based off of the career wheel visual that schools use in career exploration lessons. Check out the resource here!
You can also download this survey template that Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors developed to gauge interest and share opportunities with their local high school students.